view of the beaches of the south coast of italy

Uncovering Southern Italy & the Amalfi Coast Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Savelletri, Maratea, Amalfi

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Discover the flawless coastlines and rolling mountains on a custom tailored tour of Italy’s unexplored south. Sip the citrus flavor of Limoncello with a view of the quiet shores of the Amalfi Coast. Stroll along hidden cave-houses in a medieval town and follow your guide along a historical trail lined by ancient olive groves and wild caper bushes. Traditional homes stand out from the hills with white facades and cylindrical stone roofs that gleam in the sunshine. Roman life has been excavated...

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Trip Highlights

  • Relax in unparalleled luxury in hotels with immaculate views of the stunning Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas
  • Learn the secrets to producing a perfect Italian Limoncello during a private instruction in the town of Positano
  • Witness the stunning sapphire glow of the Blue Grotto on Capri
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting in a Puglia wine cellar in the town of Martina Franca
  • Relish a refreshing hike with marvelous views in the Cilento National Park to view the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Mount San Biagio
  • Discover the enchanting architecture of traditional trulli homes in the region of Puglia
  • See the distinctive preservation of the large Roman city of Pompeii, once covered with ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Stroll through the unique Sassi of Matera, cave houses carved into the gorge walls into the foundations of medieval town
  • Marvel at the lavish villa of Emperor Tiberius on the treasured island of Capri
  • Climb to the top of a medieval watch tower on the Amalfi Coast to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea

Detailed Description

Travel the unbeaten path of Italy’s southern regions from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic on this 12-day luxury tour. The rugged beauty of the sun-drenched hills of Basilicata matches the gorgeous glow of the cliffs of Amalfi and the gold sand beaches of Puglia. From fresh grilled prawns cooked in lemon juice to lamb stew simmered in fresh tomato sauce and Primitivo wine, you will discover the distinctive and captivating character of Italy from the lesser visited trails of the south.

You will arrive in Naples, and your private transfer will meet you at the airport. Travel along the Bay of Naples and through the charming town of Sorrento to reach the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. An introductory tour of the town of Amalfi will quickly settle you into the remarkable landscape, panoramic views, and luxurious accommodation. Next day, your private guide will lead you on a scenic drive through the Amalfi Coast to visit the various towns that overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Positano, meet with a private instructor to learn the traditional methods to produce your own Limoncello Liqueur. Venture next to the ancient city of Pompeii for a half-day tour of the remarkable remains of the Roman colony once blanketed in volcanic ash.

Take the ferry to the island of Capri for a full day exploration of the gorgeous scenery. Visit villas once owned by Roman emperors and relax in the quiet charm of the towns on the island. A private boat will take you into the Blue Grotto to witness the natural phenomena of the shimmering water. Next day, your private transfer will escort you southeast to the peaceful hillside town of Maratea in the region of Basilicata. The town overlooks the coastline and provides incredible views. Explore the trails of Cilento National Park the following day to trek to the top of Mount San Biagio, situated above Maratea.

Continue your travels down to the fabulous beaches along the coastline, including in the town of Fiumicello, with its lavish parasols and smooth-pebbled shores. Travel deeper into the Basilicata region to find the village of Rivello and the Roman ruins at Grumentum. Your private transfer will whisk you away from the coast for the opposite coastline of the Adriatic Sea. En route to your stunning hotel that overlooks the water, visit the town of Matera. Follow your guide through the medieval streets of the hilltop town before you traverse the cave-homes and shop that are carved into the gorge.

Next, you will venture inland to find the traditional trulli homes of the region before you partake in a wine sampling tour of cellars along historic towns. Explore the caves and grottoes of the Adriatic coastline near the town of Savelletri before you traverse the towns along Fasano Valley, which contain historical churches and Arab cultural details. To conclude, your private transfer will lead you to the airport in the city of Bari to board your flight home. 

Starting Price

$3,295 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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